Six recent Midcoast high school graduates will put on their shoulder pads and helmets and represent their high schools one final time as the 25th annual Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic kicks off Saturday, July 19 at Waterhouse Field.

The game will begin at 6 p.m.

The Midcoast participants are:

Belfast Area High School — Greg Clark, a 5-foot 9-inch, 165-pound wide receiver, and Zach Collier, a 6-2, 180-pound defensive back, will play for the East.

Camden Hills Regional High School — Connor Graffam, a 6-4, 250-pound defensive end, will play for the East.

Mount View Regional High School — Chris Spaulding, a 6-2, 230-pound defensive lineman, and Clint Spaulding, a 6-3, 260-pound offensive lineman, will play for the East. The Spauldings are identical twin brothers.

Oceanside High School — Garrett Burns, a 5-11, 170-pound tight end, will play for the West.

There were no area cheerleaders expected to participate in the event.

The game features more than 160 recently-graduated high school students from throughout the state. The student-athletes, whom are nominated by their coaches and selected by a committee from the Maine Athletics Association, commit to a week-long training camp prior to the game.

It is a Kora Shrine-sponsored event where 100 percent of the net proceeds from the game are for the benefit of the 22 Shrine Hospitals for Children across the US, Canada, and Mexico.

The Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Game was created to raise money and help make the public aware of the expert orthopedic and burn care facilities available, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay, to children who desperately need specialized care.

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